Wednesday, December 7, 2016

5 Years from now - Best Seller List - works for me. This month's post on Insecure Writers Support Group #IWSG

Insecure Writer's Support Group created by Alex J. Cavanaugh

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer's Support Group day. We share our thoughts - talk about our doubts and fears. Or we can offer a word of encouragement to others. 

Co-hosts for this month are:
Jennifer Hawes
Jen Chandler
Nick Wilford
Juneta Key
JH Moncrieff
Diane Burton
MJ Fifield

Question for this month - In terms of your writing career, where do you see yourself five years from now, and what’s your plan to get there?

Five years from now, I see myself sitting here doing exactly what I'm doing now. I have 2 pen names, this one and --- let's call the other one B. This pen name is a hobby author - I write when I want to and I publish if I feel like it. Proof - been sitting on a book 2 years at least -just can't seem to get the rewrite finished so I can publish.

Pen name B has book at publisher that is going to galleys - soon/now/yesterday. This book is good. If I can get into the hands of the right readers and reviewers - five years from now pen name B might be happy dancing.

Game plan - I asked at one of my writing groups - if you could tell a new author one thing you wished someone had told you when you were starting - what would that be? One author responded with - I wish someone had told me to write the whole series first.

I took that to heart and wrote my trilogy before sending it to the publisher. It is book 1 that's going to galleys. Since book 2 and 3 are done and awaiting their turn that gives me time to finish a book that's been on a back burner since the trilogy pushed its way forward. I can write that book and still have time to write more - so I could have a stream of books published in the next 5 years.

How about you - 5 years from now - Best Seller List??? (works for me)

What’s up and coming on Victoria’s Pages of Romance
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9 – Friday Snippets  #FridaySnippets
10 – author spotlight -  Amy Braun – Smoky Sky
11 – Weekend Writing Warriors - #8sunday
12 – author spotlight - Carmen Stefanescu – Till Death Do Us Part
13 – author spotlight - Heather Hiestand - The Princess Dilemma
14 – Book Hooks - #MFRWhooks
15 – Thursday  Thoughts  - #ThursThoughts
16 – Friday Snippets  #FridaySnippets
17 – cover reveal – Paradise Prison – Faith Mortimer
18 – Weekend Writing Warriors - #8sunday
19 – author spotlight -  Highway CafĂ© author
20 – author spotlight - Jacquie Biggar – Love in Times of War
21 – Book Hooks - #MFRWhooks
22 – Thursday  Thoughts  - #ThursThoughts
23 – Friday Snippets  #FridaySnippets
24 – Closed for Holidays
25 – Closed for Holidays
26 – Closed for Holidays
27 – author spotlight - Kristy Centeno - Midnight
28 – Book Hooks - #MFRWhooks
29 - Thursday  Thoughts  - #ThursThoughts
30 - Friday Snippets  #FridaySnippets
31 – Closed for Holidays